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This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

I'm really going to show my age. Most of you would have no idea what I'm talking about if I mention "carbon paper" or "mimeograph machines." Yes, I know that's ancient history. But it doesn't seem that long ago and now I marvel at the convenience and efficiency used to make document copies.

I had a great visit with Quinn and Peggy Stirland, owners of Not Just Copies in South Jordan and West Jordan. I saw the modern technology available in their two stores. The latest in copy machines and digital printers were busy behind the counters and customers were using self service walk-up machines. Not Just Copies offers full-color digital printing in up to 44-inch-wide format.

Quinn explained that the company provides all kinds of business forms — NCRs, business cards, booklets, brochures, stationary and envelopes. Not Just Copies can also do binding, laminating, typesetting and graphic design, create custom-made rubber stamps and offer fax services. It also carries scrapbook paper and supplies and can create banners, signs, vinyl stickers and other custom projects. Local handicraft artists sell their wares on consignment. Customers can also purchase balloons, greeting cards or gifts.

Quinn spent 25 years as a certified public accountant and as chief financial officer of an oil company in Houston. He and Peggy wanted to return to their roots in South Jordan. Not Just Copies provided a business opportunity that would benefit the area and satisfy the Stirlands' desire to be an active part of the community. It also allowed for their family to be involved; over the years, each of the five Stirland children has worked in the stores.

It's true that the copying and printing business has seen many changes and progress. As an interesting tidbit: What do you think that "cc" stands for at the bottom of written correspondence? If you said "carbon copy," you're right!

For Zions Bank, I'm Fred Ball. I'm speaking on business.

Not Just Copies 10322 S. Redwood Rd. South Jordan, UT 84095 801-254-1425

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